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Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Entertaining history lesson

We like to learn about local culture when we go new places, and being from the midwest knew little... read more

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Trip down a coal miner’s life

This museum was a stop during our West Virginia trip. What made it so great was a trip down into a... read more

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As the focal points of Beckley’s lovely New River Park, the Exhibition Coal Mine, the Rahall Company Store, Mine Museum and the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia draw thousands of people to the area annually. The unique underground mine, the...more
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513 Ewart Ave, Beckley, WV 25801-3414
+1 304-256-1747
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We like to learn about local culture when we go new places, and being from the midwest knew little about coal mining. The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine is a complex consisting of a small museum, examples of "company town" buildings with informative docents, a log...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum was a stop during our West Virginia trip. What made it so great was a trip down into a mine. It was a chance to experience the life in a coal mining town. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our tour guide was...More

Thank Hilary S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is more than we bargained for with 3 small children in tow. The staff was amazing and the tour guide was very informative and interesting. He made the tour one of the best I’ve ever been on. Worth the trip and money! GO!

Thank Tyler H
Reviewed 4 days ago

In a guided tour visit an old, nonfunctional coal mine and see exhibits and machinery used to extract coal. Our mine tour guide was a retired coal miner. There are also actual buildings from coal mining company towns, including a bachelor's and a family house,...More

Thank DrBcb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a choice of going with a school trip or waiting a half hour for the next one. We chose the trip with the middle schoolers. They were enthralled with the retired miner who drove us to different locations and entertained us with informative...More

Thank NonieMcD
Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned so much more than what I had hoped for. Each of the docents was friendly, interesting and knowledgeable. The whole experience was so fun even for old folks that we wished that our kids and grand kids had been there with us today....More

Thank laurasl1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back from an afternoon at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum and were blown away. (We didn't go to the Youth Museum.) The Coal Town that is set up is beautifully done and is staffed by lovely, helpful women who are...More

Thank DoingWhatWeLove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Staff was fantastic and knowledgeable about the mine and the buildings. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a native Beckleyan and WVirginian, I'm familiar w/ coal mining and have been down in a working mine. Needless to say, it convinced me to complete my education. This exhibit is a wonderful old stand-by in Beckley. Having retired miners lead the tour provides...More

Thank jpscherer2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped by as we drove through West Virginia . It is definitely a place that must be seen by all. The out buildings are actual buildings that were reconstructed on site. What really impressed me was that the guides, sprinkled throughout,...More

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20 May 2018|
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Response from LAURIE S | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall a “pet friendly” statement on their admissions board.
5 May 2018|
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Response from Tyaskin | Reviewed this property |
You can just go. On a busy holiday weekend you might have to wait 30 minutes for the underground tour, but most times there is no wait. I'd get there at least 1 hour prior to closing if you want the tour.
24 March 2018|
Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
Yes...the main building is well layer out and the mine car is tight but I believe there was a person in a wheelchair who made it when I was there